10 May 2006
Alexander Calder (1898-1976)
glass, wire, wood and cork assemblage
8 x 3 x 3 in. (20.3 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1945.
Gift of the artist
Malcolm Cowley, Connecticut
Private collection, New York, by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Calder in Connecticut, April-August 2000, pp. 66 and 166, no. 65, fig. 62 (illustrated in color).
This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A15355.
Calder made this dinner bell out of a milk jar for his friend Malcolm Cowley, who was hard of hearing, as a jovial and useful way of calling him to dinner.
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